Itinerary's Anzac Day
8, 5, 3 and 1 Day tours

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anzac Day

 

ANZAC DAY -  8 Days

 

DAY 1. WELCOME TO ISTANBUL - MERHABA

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. Walk to the Immigration area, find the VISA desk and buy your visa before getting in one of the lines for passport control. After passport control, pick up your bags and proceed to Customs. We use the Red Line/Green Line system; so if you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Green Line. Usually you walk straight through, though the officials occasional do spot-check bags. After Customs, walk through the doors and into the arrivals hall, were our representative will meet and assist you with hotel transfers and check-ins. Early arrivals can participate in our orientation tour at 14:00 offered by Matiana for our guests. Welcome drinks at 18.30, followed by dinner at Hotel. Overnight - Istanbul Taksim area, (4 Stars Deluxe)

 

DAY 2. ISTANBUL

Begin your day with a visit to the fascinating and impressive Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), with its beautiful blue Iznik tiles, unique architecture and marble latticework and the Hippodrome, the center of Byzantine life for 1000 years. Visit the Topkapi Palace, the palace of the Ottoman Sultans between 16th and 19th centuries. Optional visits to the treasure room & Harem quarters. The treasure room displays priceless world-class collections of jewelry, porcelain and costumes of the Sultans. The Harem quarters is an absolute highlight. Afternoon visit to the magnificent Haghia Sophia built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels. Visit the underground Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Saray – the largest Byzantine cistern in Istanbul. Evening, window-shopping at the district of Beyoglu and Dinner at "Kebab World".. Overnight - Istanbul Taksim area, (4 Stars Deluxe)

 

DAY 3. ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI - CANAKKALE

*Morning departure for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields, visit the Anzac Cove, The Lone Pine cemetery, The Canuk bair and continue to Canakkale for dinner and a brief rest.

* Please be aware that tonight we will accommodate you in a Boarding House for a brief rest, because of the early departure for the Anzac dawn service.

 

DAY 4. ANZAC COVE - "THE DAWN SERVICE"

Depart at 01.00 am from the Hotel. Attend "The Anzac Dawn Service", an event that will remain in your memory for years to come. After the service cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale and if time permits visit Troy. Later continue to Ayvalik for overnight. (4 Stars Hotel)

 

DAY 5. PERGAMON – BURSA

Have a relaxing morning. And leave for Bursa. En route visit the ancient city of Pergamon, once a powerful and cultured kingdom, whose Asclepion (medical school) grew famous and whose library rivaled that of Alexandria in Egypt. The most stunning of the attractions are the Acropolis and the Great Theatre, which retains its astounding acoustics.. Continue to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. In the evening enjoy a warm mineral bath at your hotel, one of the renowned features of this town. Overnight Bursa (5 Stars Hotel)

 

DAY 6.  BURSA – ISTANBUL

In the morning, we visit the city of Bursa, with a rich Imperial past. It has many fine examples of Islamic architecture, and remains also an important centre of the Silk Trade. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating silk markets and the amazing Green Mosque Complex. Continue to the city of Iznik (Ancient Nicaea), founded in 1000BC and famous for its ceramics. Travel to Hereke, world famous as a production centre for Turkey’s finest silk carpets. Continue to Istanbul and visit the main workshops where exquisite designs from the Ottoman period are transposed and sold throughout the world. Experience the huge traffic before check-in to hotel for overnight. Evening at your leisure. Overnight at the historical district of Sultanahmet. (4 Stars Hotel)

 

DAY 7. ISTANBUL

After breakfast we depart at 09:00 for a short Bosphorus ferry cruise, visit Dolmabahce Palace and the covered Bazaar, hosting 4000 shops under one roof. A full day of a intensive visits and last minute shopping. Evening at leisure. (4 Stars Hotel)
 

DAY 8. ISTANBUL “GULE GULE”

Your tour guide and driver escorts you to the airport for your homeward flight.

 

ANZAC DAY -  5 Days

 

DAY 1. WELCOME TO ISTANBUL - MERHABA

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. Walk to the Immigration area, find the VISA desk and buy your visa before getting in one of the lines for passport control. After passport control, pick up your bags and proceed to Customs. We use the Red Line/Green Line system; so if you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Green Line. Usually you walk straight through, though the officials occasional do spot-check bags. After Customs, walk through the doors and into the arrivals hall, were our representative will meet and assist you with hotel transfers and check-ins. Early arrivals can participate in our orientation tour at 14:00 offered by Matiana for our guests. Welcome drinks at 18.30, followed by dinner at Hotel. Overnight - Istanbul Taksim area, (4 Stars Deluxe)

 

DAY 2. ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI

*Morning departure for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields, visit the Anzac Cove, The Lone Pine cemetery, The Chanuk bair and continue to Canakkale for dinner and a brief rest.

*Please be aware that tonight we will accommodate you in a Small 1Star Hotel with private facilities in the Gallipoli peninsula 25KM from Anzac Cove - for a brief rest. Early departure for the Anzac dawn service, will be approx at 01:00 am.

 

DAY 3. ANZAC COVE "THE DAWN SERVICE"

Depart at 01.00 am from the Hotel. Attend "The Anzac Dawn Service", an event that will remain in your memory for years to come. Return to Hotel and relax.

 

DAY 4. GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL

Have a relaxing morning. And leave for Istanbul and visit the main workshops where exquisite designs from the Ottoman period are transposed and sold throughout the world. Visit the covered Bazaar, hosting 4000 shops under one roof. for last minute shopping. Evening at your leisure. Overnight at the historical district of Sultanahmet. (4 Stars Hotel)

 

DAY 5. ISTANBUL "Gule gule"

Your  tour guide and driver escorts you to the airport for your homeward flight.

 

ANZAC DAY -  3 Days

 

DAY 1. ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI

*Morning departure for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields, visit the Anzac Cove, The Lone Pine cemetery, The Chanuk bair and continue to Canakkale for dinner and a brief rest.

*Please be aware that tonight we will accommodate you in a Small 1Star Hotel with private facilities in the Gallipoli peninsula 25KM from Anzac Cove - for a brief rest. Early departure for the Anzac dawn service, will be approx at 01:00 am.

 

DAY 2. ANZAC COVE "THE DAWN SERVICE"

Depart at 01.00 am from the Hotel. Attend "The Anzac Dawn Service", an event that will remain in your memory for years to come. Return to Hotel and relax.

 

DAY 3. GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL

Have a relaxing morning. And leave for Istanbul and visit the main workshops where exquisite designs from the Ottoman period are transposed and sold throughout the world. Visit the covered Bazaar, hosting 4000 shops. End of services.

 

 

 

 GallIpolI HIghlIghts 1 day (Daily)

ISTANBUL - GALLIPOLI

VERY early departure from Istanbul to Canakkale. In the afternoon visit the significant sights of the Gallipoli battlefields including Anzac Cove, Ariburnu cemetery, Lone Pine, The Neck, Plugges Plateau and Chanuk Bair. Experience the scene of the failed allied naval battle that lead directly to the decision to deploy a military force on the Gallipoli Peninsula. 


Return to Istanbul.